LETITIA MARION HAMILTON, R.H.A.
signed with initials l.r.
oil on canvas
51 by 61cm., 20 by 24in.
Original canvas. There is a faint upper stretcher bar mark and areas of craquelure, mostly visible in the sea and sky. Some occasional spots of surface dirt; otherwise the work appears in good overall condition with rich passages of impasto.
Under ultraviolet light there appear to be no signs of retouching.
Held in a simple wood frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Gifted to the previous owner circa 1962 and thence by descent
The present work may depict Fastnet lighthouse viewed from Cape Clear Island, located south-west off Crookhaven, Co. Cork.